Health Archive
17 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Study finds, again, that omega-3 supplements don't reduce heart disease risk.
17 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Not every fitness tracker includes GPS technology, so who needs it and why?
17 March 2014, 08:54 AM ET
Teens who had been passengers in a car with an intoxicated driver are more likely to drive under the influence themselves, a new study finds.
15 March 2014, 01:50 AM ET
The FDA's proposed changes to food labels are a step in the right direction, but parents can start encouraging healthy eating habits for their children right now.
15 March 2014, 01:20 AM ET
What does it take to get a kid to eat vegetables and fruit?
15 March 2014, 01:12 AM ET
A urinary tract infection is an infection of any part of the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra.
15 March 2014, 12:54 AM ET
As research progresses, prevention — and true cures — for such entrenched illnesses as schizophrenia and depression may be on the horizon.
14 March 2014, 08:59 PM ET
A digital model demonstrates the inner ear can dampen background noises.
14 March 2014, 01:38 PM ET
Brushing and flossing your teeth can help maintain oral health, but eating certain foods is also good for you teeth. Here's a look at eight foods that may help keep your mouth healthy.
13 March 2014, 10:38 PM ET
Enjoy that chocolate diet, within reason.
13 March 2014, 10:28 PM ET
Empathy is at the heart of human social life. It allows us to respond appropriately to others’ emotions and mental states. A perceived lack of empathy is also one of the symptoms that defines autism. Understanding this is key to devising effective therapi
13 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
As technologies such as mitochondrial transfer and fetal genetic testing become reality, society needs to come up with an ethical framework for evaluating them, one researcher argues.
13 March 2014, 01:12 PM ET
Brides-to-be often want to lose weight before their big day, but many don't achieve this goal and actually gain a few pounds in the months after marriage, a new study from Australia finds.
13 March 2014, 01:00 PM ET
A 46 year-old woman in Texas likely acquired HIV from her female partner in what health officials say is a rare case of female-to-female transmission of the virus.
13 March 2014, 11:42 AM ET
You've probably heard it all your life: Eating sweets will rot your teeth. But while a diet high in sugar certainly promotes the formation of cavities (as well as other medical problems), sugar itself isn't the real culprit behind tooth decay.
12 March 2014, 03:56 PM ET
Angelina Jolie made headlines when she revealed she'd had a double mastectomy last year. But her cancer-prevention surgeries are not over yet, the actress said recently.
12 March 2014, 03:15 PM ET
The search continues for the 239 passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared somewhere off the coast of Southeast Asia. Assuming the plane crashed over the ocean, how long could survivors continue to live in the open seas?
12 March 2014, 12:51 PM ET
A device that resembles a headband for preventing migraine headaches has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but how does it work?
12 March 2014, 12:36 PM ET
A growing percentage of adults in the United States are taking medications such as Adderall for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a new report.
12 March 2014, 12:00 PM ET
A widely publicized set of studies that demonstrated a simple way to generate stem cells that could develop into body tissues or placenta has drawn skepticism over its credibility.
12 March 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Researchers have identified a bacterial imbalance in the intestinal tissue of Crohn's disease patients.
12 March 2014, 11:41 AM ET
Scientists put five-second rule to the test.
12 March 2014, 10:27 AM ET
Imagine a world in which everyone is empowered to take charge of their own health care by discovering their personal genetic risk factors. That's the vision of Anne Wojcicki, founder and CEO of the personalized gene-testing company 23andMe.
12 March 2014, 02:39 AM ET
So we can learn a lot about how the brain works by studying people who have specific difficulties, for example those who have had a brain injury, or who develop dementia.
12 March 2014, 02:33 AM ET
Heroin is an opiate drug and a high potential for abuse.
11 March 2014, 03:07 PM ET
A young adult's personality may hold clues to his or her health later in life, so perhaps doctors should assess their patients' personalities during checkups, a new study says.
11 March 2014, 12:51 PM ET
One woman's uncommon ability to fight her HIV infection may provide new insights for developing a vaccine that triggers a special immune response against the viral disease, researchers said.
11 March 2014, 10:53 AM ET
A woman who complained of a rapidly expanding waistline was actually suffering from a mucus-filled, 88-lb. ovarian cyst, a new case report reveals.
11 March 2014, 09:28 AM ET
For people with knee osteoarthritis, taking the supplement glucosamine may not decrease the loss of knee cartilage or pain, at least in the short term, new study finds.